A sad goodbye – This week we lost a friend. It wasn’t unexpected yet is anyone ever ready? It’s a sober reminder that we all have an expiration date. We need to have our affairs in order and fun on the agenda. So little time!
What do you blame? – This week I had a bad bellyache. Really bad. Lasted two days. It may have been a virus or something I ate disagreed with me. That day I had a tried a “protein bowl” with weird stuff like wheat berries and strange-looking beans. There was some zucchini (rubbery) and a mushroom with a few other pieces of vegetables. The only flavoring was parmesan cheese which I like in a pinch or two but is overwhelming in quantity. The other thing I consumed was a Starbucks S’mores Frappuccino, all marshmallow-y and chocolate-y. I’m convinced it was either a virus or the protein bowl. I like eating healthy. A dab of garlic or lemon or many other herbs would have helped that dish considerably. I tried to “doctor” with balsamic vinegar but that wasn’t enough to mask out the strong parmesan taste. My vote is that the healthy thing killed me. Couldn’t have been the Frappuccino!
Friends revisited – I had a huge response in comments both on and off the blog to my friends post this past week. The topic is complex. It made me reflect on myself. At the end of that reflection, I am what I am. Low expectations and no drama please. It’s OK if you are different but perhaps there are other people better suited to meet your needs.
And another point – I exercised with someone I connected with back at my old gym (or so I thought). When it closed, I suggested we have lunch sometime. She asked if she could invite someone else. That wasn’t my intent but I said OK. (What do you say? No bitch I want to connect with you?) Somehow it has turned into a group of twelve or so and my friend (?) rarely comes. I haven’t seen her in more than six months although her infrequent emails always say “lets stay in touch.” Maybe I didn’t fit her needs for friendship. Double edged sword.
For bloggers – I’ve been looking at different themes to update my blog. (For non-bloggers that’s the format with side bars and headers and stuff.) I always come back to what I have (Theme 2011). I like other themes but it’s missing something I need. I want to be able to post a header picture. Not all of them do that. Maybe I’ll stay with what I have a little longer. I can change out the colors to update it.
So how was your week?